Aaron’s responsibilities include overseeing the financial well-being of the District, financial reporting and budgeting, financial policies, risk management, banking arrangements, and ensuring compliance with CRA and other government agency requirements. Church treasurers and pastors are welcome to contact him with questions regarding government reporting and compliance, taxes, payroll, and other finance or accounting related matters.
Aaron is happily married with 3 children and a granddaughter. He is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (England) and holds a MCS degree from Regent College. The family immigrated to Canada in 1994 from Hong Kong.
Genghis has served as Senior Pastor of South Edmonton Alliance Church for 21 years and also pastored the English Congregation at Calgary Chinese Alliance Church from 1993-1998. Genghis is well known in the Chinese churches in Canada through his role as Chair of the Canadian Chinese Alliance Churches Association (CCACA) and other involvements in board/committee roles in educational and missional organizations.
Genghis has earned a reputation for wise and warm pastoral leadership, future-focused strategic thinking, bridge-building, and shrewd stewardship and investment of resources.
Genghis and his wife Natalie grew up in Regina, SK and met while attending the University of Regina. They’ve been married for over 27 years and have three adult children, Geoffrey, Gabriel, and Nichole. Natalie studied economics in university and is currently in project management with a commercial construction company. She also plays the piano for the choir and teaches children Sunday School. Genghis and Natalie enjoy travel and hiking together but Natalie draws the line at Genghis’ passion for golf!
Josh joined the District office in 2022 assisting Genghis Chan and Lisa Rohrick, as well as providing general administrative support for the office. From 2015-2021, Josh served with Athletes in Action, where he developed and cultivated a love for ministry. From 2017-2021, Josh completed a degree in Masters of Theological Studies from Taylor Seminary in Edmonton. During this time, he felt God stirring a passion in him for international missions and the local church; this has lead him to where he is now today.
In his free time Josh loves playing sports of all kinds, especially spikeball. He also enjoys board games, meeting with friends, and finding great places for food!
Stacy joined the District Office in 2018 and assists Mark Peters and Dwayne Toews. Stacy’s role includes providing general and administrative support, assisting Dwayne with licensing & ordination, and managing the website, News Update, and social media.
In her free time, Stacy loves exploring the lower mainland with her dog, Ava, travelling, spending time with friends and family, and taking part in the many concerts, festivals and community events that happen throughout the city.
Erin joined the CPD in 2014 and her role primarily focuses on executive administration, communication, resourcing, bylaws, and governance. She has a passion for healthy structure that supports effective ministry. Erin is married to Mike and has two soccer and rugby-loving kids. She loves the ocean, Starbucks conversations with friends, and a good book.
Nicki joined the Pacific District in 2008 to assist with the day to day administration of the District employee benefits. She serves as a vital front line contact with District personnel for enrollment and ongoing coverage in the District benefits plan. With attention to detail and commitment for accuracy, Nicki works with District personnel, insurance brokers, and insurance companies to ensure that any questions and problems are promptly and effectively dealt with.
When not in the office, Nicki is a busy mom to two daughters who, along with her husband, enjoys spending free time together. Nicki enjoys travelling, gardening, and the fun challenge of a DIY home project.
Mark has been involved in pastoral ministry for 23 years, serving on the staff team at First Alliance Church (Calgary) and then as Lead Pastor at North Shore Alliance Church for 13 years.
Mark is passionate about Scripture and theology; he is particularly interested in the intersection between Christ and Culture. Mark is a strategic thinker and a collaborative leader who enjoys identifying, equipping, and empowering others.
Mark is married to Naomi and has two children, Luke (beginning university) and Anna (High School). Mark loves sports of all kinds (long distance running, soccer, tennis, and golf ) and he is also a woodturner in his free time.
After twenty years with the C&MA in West Africa, Lisa joined the district team in 2019.
Lisa has a heart for the local church and for the unreached peoples of the nations. She loves to tell the stories of what God is doing worldwide and to inspire others to expand and deepen their involvement in missional activities. Her role includes training, coaching, and supporting a wide variety of leaders, to increase the focus and impact of our missional efforts.
Lisa enjoys photography (and visiting pretty places in which to take pictures!), knitting, swimming and riding her bike.
Dwayne’s role on the district team focuses on licensing, ordination, and leader development. He spends the bulk of his time overseeing the district’s licensing and ordination processes, and also functions as Office Manager of the District Office.
Dwayne is an experienced lead pastor and Leadership Development Coach. He served at Yarrow Alliance Church for 17 years as a music and lead pastor. He is skilled in developing non-profit organizations, coaching, discipleship, and pastoral counselling. He is a strong community and social services professional with a Master of Arts (M.A.) focused in Organizational Leadership from Trinity Western University.
Dwayne has been involved in missions work since 1989, travelling overseas for a year with the Continental Singers. He has been leading missions trips to Mexico since 2006 as well as participating in missions work in China. Dwayne is married to Charlene and has two children, Hayden (married to Natalie) and Brandon. As a family, they love to travel, particularly to places where scuba diving is possible.
Kim began work in the District Office in 2013. She is the first point of contact when you call or visit our offices. Her role includes reception, hosting, and administrative support for the executive office. She and Minh have two boys who keep them busy!
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Brian has been an ordained minister with the C&MA for 40 years. He’s taught preaching courses at Ambrose Seminary as well as numerous seminars and workshops and was a plenary speaker and preaching instructor for the Billy Graham School of Evangelism for a number of years. Brian’s unique areas of strength are Christ-centred exposition, Old Testament narrative, and preaching that climaxes with the Lord’s Supper.
Brian and Myrna enjoy their three married children and 7 grandkids, all of who live in Greater Vancouver. Brian’s favourite hobby is painting bold west-coast landscapes. Exploring the world of art has helped Brian see and communicate the biblical narrative with more right-brained creativity.
Children’s ministry involves developing leaders, discipling children and families, exercising creativity, with an emphasis on fun and building relationships that help others to experience God’s love as they are loved by people who know God’s love. Carmen has served in children’s ministries as a volunteer, coordinator, curriculum writer, camp speaker, and pastor. Her desire in ministry and life is to help others (whether they be children, youth, or adults) to hear God’s voice and to experience the freedom and fullness of love found in knowing Jesus and living kingdom lives. Whether your children’s ministry is led by volunteers or a pastoral leader, Carmen would love to connect, build networks, support, resource, pray with, and provide care in whatever areas are needed.
Carmen lives in Vernon with her husband, Jeremy, and their two teenage kids. She loves playing soccer, hiking, camping, and theatre. She and Jeremy have founded two new ministries called Threshold Initiatives and Contributing Pastor.
Charlene is the District Consultant for Safety & Risk Management. Her primary role is to support churches in the creation, implementation, and regular review of their safety and risk management policies. Charlene has been an active HR professional for 7 years and is currently working at Tenth Church in Vancouver. She is a people enthusiast; connecting and caring for others is where her energy comes from!
Andy wears two hats in the Canadian Pacific District. He serves as our New Venture implementer, helping new communities of faith emerge across our province, and he also leads the Nest housing Society, a non-profit affordable housing society working with local churches to utilize their land for social good while fulfilling critical ministry priorities. If you have questions about either of these areas, please reach out.
Personally, Andy is married to Jolie and they have four kids. Residing in North Vancouver, they call simplechurches, a network of house churches, their church home.
Scotland, Australia and Western Canada are the places where Stuart has lived, studied and ministered. Along the way being blessed by Teresa and 6 Children (ages 25-9), they are now amateur farmers with pigs, chickens, cats and dogs. Having served in local church pastoral leadership for over 20 years, Stuart is now the founder and primary voice of ‘Theology Now’. With a passion for truth, history and theology, Stuart’s ministry is to teach a ‘grander vision of GOD’.
Youth ministry is among the most demanding ministries in the church from a relational standpoint, serving young people who are defining the ever changing culture we live in. Leading in youth ministry is best not done alone, and Geoff desires to help our youth pastors serve and encourage one another through the sharing of resources, wisdom, experience, and perspective. In the ever-changing world of today’s high school student, it is vital for us as youth pastors to be changing with them to understand the world they are navigating and share with them the life changing truth of the Gospel.
Geoff has been a youth pastor for 6 years at Peace Portal Alliance Church and volunteered for 10 years before that in the same church. He is passionate about seeing young people transformed by Jesus and becoming leaders in their school and community. He and his wife Lavonne live in South Surrey with their cats Norman and Puff Daddy.
Daren Wride has been serving in transitional roles since 2011. He has been on the ground as Transitional Pastor in multiple churches around the province and has engaged as a Transitional Coach with several other churches. Prior to his transitional work, Daren pastored three churches in Alberta and BC for a total of nearly 20 years. Daren has also spent time in the professional speaking and internet marketing worlds and usually has a related project on the go.
I grew up in Vancouver in a non-Christian home. While studying architecture in Winnipeg, I received Christ into my life at the age of 19. Shortly afterwards, I fell in love with Deb and we got married in 1987. We feel blessed to have a son. Since my calling to pastoral ministry in 2003, I have been trying to follow the Lord as best as I can. This has meant: discerning God’s will with my family, leaving my architectural career after 15 years, going back to school at 41 years of age for a seminary education, serving as a pastor at Fraser Lands Church since 2004, getting ordained in 2009, and being installed as the Senior Pastor in 2018.
The words of the Apostle Paul have become my life verse for ministry: “On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts” (1 Thess. 2:4). The Lord has placed in my heart a deep passion for “The Spiritual Practices of Church Renewal” and “Being a Loving Presence of Christ in Our Neighborhoods.” Aside from ministry, my favourite foods include crab and prime rib, preferably eaten at the same time! I love fishing, gardening, and hockey, and will remain a Canucks fan to the end. I also enjoy travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Mark has been married to Angela for 37 years, they have three married children: Laura and Jared, Anna and Dain, Matt and Cristina, and four grandchildren, Isoebella and Carter, James and Jude.
Mark is a self-driven, people-focused entrepreneur and pastor with 33 years of business leadership working in four countries.
Mark was theologically trained at Ripon and York St. John University in York, UK and was licensed in the Church of England in 1993. He was licensed with the Pacific District in 2003 and has served at Chilliwack Alliance as Administrator, Elder, Chair, and Interim Leader between Lead Pastors. Mark also served as Executive Pastor for seven years.
Mark serves as the DEXCOM Treasurer.
Janet is a member of Mission Creek Alliance Church in Kelowna. She and her spouse, Arnold, have been married for over 30 years and have two adult children.
She has a particularly keen interest in the areas of church governance, leadership, administration, and financial stewardship. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and also has a master’s degree in Christian Studies from Trinity Western University and Seminary. In addition to significant formal education in these and other areas, Janet has extensive and multi-faceted practical experience and knowledge gained through many years of working and serving in her home church and with local, provincial, and national Christian and other non-profit organizations either as their professional advisor or through serving on boards and/or committees in various positions. This includes being a member on the Board of Directors for The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada from 2012-2018, including serving as Secretary (2012-2017) and Treasurer (2016-2018) and serving on multiple Board committees during that time.
Jeffrey was born and raised in Hong Kong in a non-Christian family and immigrated to Canada in 1989 after finishing his undergraduate studies in electrical engineering and graduate studies in Business Administration in the USA. Before entering full time pastoral ministry, he was a computer engineer and a management consultant for about 20 years, 14 of those years with SAP Canada as an Enterprise Resource Planning consultant.
Jeffrey and his wife Grace joined North Richmond Alliance Church (NRAC) in 1992 after moving from Toronto to Vancouver. He was as an elder there from 1998 to 2010, serving as Secretary of the Board and leading the Christian Education Ministry. After a long discernment process, God led him to Regent College in 2007 where he obtained an MDiv in 2010 and he has been serving as an Associate Pastor at NRAC since then. Jeffrey and Grace have been married for 30 years and it is a tremendous joy to see their two boys, Joshua and Jesse, growing up in the Lord.
Jeffery serves as the DEXCOM Secretary.
Long Truong grew up in a Christian family. He has been married and has four grown up children with their own families who are living in BC. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour when he was 16 years of age. In 1967, through a special preacher in a youth conference he heard the voice of God calling him to serve as a pastor. Since then, he has made a commitment to serve the Lord through a local church while being prepared for ministering.
Long served as a pastor of a C&MA church in Vietnam in the mid 1970s, and after emigrating to Canada in 1980, has served at the Edmonton Vietnamese Alliance Church, Victoria Vietnamese Alliance, Surrey Vietnamese Alliance, and now the Langley Vietnamese Alliance church. He also serves as a chaplain and is an executive of the Association of Vietnamese Alliance Churches in Canada (AVAC).
Kyla is a creative, driven, community-oriented pastor with a heart for people of all ages. She serves as the Senior Associate Pastor at Victoria Alliance Church, and enjoys the opportunity to lead and teach through both spoken and written word. A trained musician (BMus in Vocal Performance, University of Victoria), she brings an understanding of performance and the artistic to my work. A decisive leader, (Certificate in Leadership & Ministry, Ambrose Seminary) she draws upon a clear sense of the pragmatic to constantly move toward accomplishing goals.
An intentional mother and wife (married to Darren for 24 years, daughter Kelsey, and son Chase), she seeks to build up others by asking great questions and listening well. Most gratefully, a child of God, she grows through the gifts of story, song, and the simple act of gathering people together. Walks on Willows Beach, baking cookies in her kitchen at night, paddle boarding on Shawnigan Lake, and browsing in the children’s section of a bookstore are a few of her favourite things.